Welcome to Coastwise North Devon

Look below and around the website for Coastwise activities in North Devon which has some of the most spectacular and varied coastal scenery in the country and wonderful seascapes. The coastal and marine life is amongst the richest in the country.

Wild and unspoiled places are interspersed by coastal communities and popular resorts where livelihoods owe much to the coast and sea.

It is the aim of Coastwise, an independent community initiative, to increase understanding of the coast, its wildlife, and its importance to North Devon in the past, present and the future. We do this through sharing knowledge, undertaking conservation activities and projects, and addressing current issues.

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Talks Blogs, some with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Monday, October 16, 2023 - 10:20
    ...................with Mags Ashton, an expert SCUBA diver and photographer, and an old friend of Coastwise. Mags talked members through her usual dazzling pictures of marine life from a number of...
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 09:47 it launches its latest ambitious programme of talks and activities about the coast and its wildlife on 12  October, in Barnstaple Library, with exceptional photographs from diver Maggs...
  • Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 08:49
    The Autumn Programmes starts on October 12th at the Barnstaple Library, with Maggs Ashton from the Ilfracombe Sub-Aqua Club, talking about North Devon below the waves. Maggs is an experienced and...
  • Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 11:21
    ..............was lovely in sunshire and warm weather on 4th August, for the very low tide. There was an excellent turnout of Coastwise members, with more knowledgeable members sharing their...
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 08:02
    .........which hosted the first Coastwise microscope workshop of the year on 4th May. These popular events allow members to see the marine life that isn't visible to the naked eye - generally a...
  • Monday, April 17, 2023 - 08:22
    ..............or nearly, anyway, but the Coastwise Summer Programmes of shore visits, coastal walks, microscope workshops and surveys definitely is. See 'Talks Series and Outdoor Events' on the right...


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